Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement at your home or office in Columbia.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

569

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Luther

14 years of experience
57 reviews
Luther
14 years of experience
Job well done, Luther!
Great mechanic to work with!

Kyle

9 years of experience
68 reviews
Kyle
9 years of experience
Kyle arrived on time. He is a professional. Spent his time with the job and made sure it was done right.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience

Adrian

29 years of experience
75 reviews
Adrian
29 years of experience
Excellent work and friendly.. give 100% thumbs up..!

TJ

24 years of experience
338 reviews
TJ
24 years of experience
Very friendly and engaging. Explained what needed to be done and was very efficient in performing task.

Vinny

8 years of experience
29 reviews
Vinny
8 years of experience
Vinny came to my house on time to replace the driver belt tensioner, boost the battery and tell me that my power steering fiuld reservior bracket were missing. He also go out of his way to teach me a few things about how the car works. All in all very happy with his service.

James

29 years of experience
475 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Fantastic service. Customer service was great, fixed my Nissan Xterra with no issues. It runs great. James showed up one time, completed the work quickly and provided me information on what was fixed and what needed to be completed on the car. Will not hesitate to book in the future. Sandra

Yahshif

8 years of experience
128 reviews
Yahshif
8 years of experience
Very pleased with Yahshif. He explained everything that he repaired and completed the job within the time promised by Your Mechanic. He was very knowledgeable and extremely professional.

Honorio

17 years of experience
749 reviews
Honorio
17 years of experience
Great mechanic, has fixed our brakes in the past and fixed a mysterious noise in engine.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
563 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Great mechanic. Very quickly identified my issue underlying some weird symptoms. I wish the pricing methodology had been clearer, though. I was quoted for a service that ended up being unnecessary (belt tensioner replacement), and I'm unsure if I was charged for the labor anyway.


How much does Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement cost in Columbia?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Columbia. Our mechanics in Columbia are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Columbia.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ford Escape $170 $90.16 $79.99 13% $197.66
2004 Ford Escape $146 $66.00 $79.99 15% $173.50
2004 GMC Savana 1500 $135 $55.17 $79.99 16% $162.67
2010 Mercedes-Benz C250 $183 $94.84 $87.98 14% $213.09
2011 Audi A6 Quattro $421 $204.97 $215.97 14% $495.22
2006 Jaguar XJR $170 $90.16 $79.99 13% $197.66

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Drive Belt Tensioner Replacement Service

What is the Drive Belt Tensioner all about?

A Drive Belt Tensioner is a pulley mounted to either a spring mechanism or to an adjustable pivot point that is used to keep constant tension on your serpentine belt. That is the big long belt in the front of your engine.

The tensioner rides on the outside surface of the belt to put pressure, or tension, on the belt and against the pulleys that drive things like the alternator, power steering, air conditioner, etc.

Keep in mind:

Tensioners usually come with pulleys; they are normally replaced together. Also, when replacing a tensioner, the drive belt usually must be removed. A mechanic may recommend replacing the belt as well.

How it's done:

  • Check for any noise in the engine (usually a squeaky or grinding noise).
  • Remove the drive belt(s) (in most cases).
  • Inspect drive belt pulleys.
  • Check the drive belt tensioner.
  • Remove and replace the tensioner if faulty.
  • Start car to see if noise is gone.

Our recommendation:

Your drive belt tensioner should always be inspected when your drive belt is serviced. During routine maintenance and inspection, your drive belt system should be reviewed to make sure that all the components are in working order. The drive belt tensioner will usually last longer than the drive belts, so as long as your tensioner is inspected or replaced when your drive belts are, your belt system should remain in good shape.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Drive Belt Tensioner?

Unusual noise (squeaky or grinding sound) every time you start the engine.

How important is this service?

The air conditioning, power steering, and alternator in your vehicle are given power through the drive belt. The belt is attached to both the crankshaft and these systems, and transfers power from the engine to drive each of these components. The drive belt tensioner is responsible for keeping the tension in the drive belt, which allows it to continue moving and transferring power. When the drive belt tensioner fails, the tension in the drive belt will begin to diminish, and the vehicle will not operate as well.

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